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Tom Petty’s Southern Accents and Buried Treasures

Photo courtesy of TomPetty.com When Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album I was five years old. It took another six years and four albums before Petty and company became a fixture on my music radar. Oh,…

Wanda Jackson: All Hail the Queen

\At 78 years old, Wanda Jackson has more passion and energy than a lot of the younger artists out there today. I’ve always said music keeps you young and the Queen of Rockabilly is a testament to that. Born on…

Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs.’ Turns 23

It was October 19, 1993 when ‘Vs.’ was released. I had a newborn, a 2-year-old and a full time job. My only music goal was to save any extra cash on duplicating my vinyl favorites on CD’s. I had no…

Prince: ‘Controversy’ Released October 14, 1981

It was only fitting that Prince’s fourth studio album was called ‘Controversy,’ as it was the follow up to the 1980 controversial album ‘Dirty Mind.’ Not only did ‘Dirty Mind’ push the boundaries of sex in music with songs such…

Poster Children West Coast Tour Report #1: Los Angeles

Photos and words by Rose Marshack Earlier this year Poster Children’s announced that they were going on tour for the first time in 10 years in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their third album ‘Daisychain Reaction,’ and with that a…

Nirvana ‘NeverMind’: It’s Fun to Lose and to Pretend

I remember being at First Avenue in Minneapolis one late spring evening in 1991 (one of many, I’m sure) and the conversation turning, between bands, to rumors swirling around about Nirvana. It had been awhile between Nirvana records, and everyone…

Johnette Napolitano – 21-Century Renaissance Woman

Like many, I became aware of Concrete Blonde with their 1990 hit single “Joey” from their breakout album ‘Bloodletting.’ As with most bands I come to love, I had to dig deep into the archives of Concrete Blonde. When I…